Optional services

and fees

Etihad Airways offer a number of optional products and services for an additional fee. These fees are summarised below.

At many airports in the US and Canada, Etihad no longer accepts cash payments. You can only make payments using a credit, debit or payment card. If you do not have a credit, debit or payment card, please check with our airport staff to find out what third-party options are available at the airport for purchasing a payment card. Please make sure to allow extra time at the airport for this.

Optional fees may differ if you're flying with one of our partner airlines or on an Etihad Airways codeshare flight (EY*). For details, please visit the operating airline’s website by following the applicable link under the “Our Partner Airlines” heading, below.

Excess and oversized baggage 

Pay for excess baggage quickly and easily online up to 30 hours before your flight. Visit Manage my booking and get up to 20% off our standard rates. You can also add excess baggage when you check in online, available up to one hour before your flight, or when you check in at the airport. All excess baggage payments are non-refundable.

Carrying items that are larger than our standard baggage dimensions? If your items weigh no more than your maximum baggage allowance, you’ll just be charged an oversized baggage fee each way of your flight. Individual items weighing more than 32kg or with any single dimension longer than 300cm will not be accepted.

More about your baggage allowance

Onboard services

Choose from extras on board to make your journey with us even more enjoyable. Stay connected with paid Wi-Fi starting from $5.95, shop the latest must-haves from our Duty Free magazine, Boutique, or treat yourself to something sweet from our buy on board menu, Sweet or Salty.  

On the ground 

Stop over in Abu Dhabi 

Whether you’re looking for a short city break or longer beach retreat, Abu Dhabi is an ideal stopover destination. Stay over on the way to your next destination for free hotel nights, exclusive deals and endless adventures in the city we call home.

Book a stopover

Reserve your seat 

Our choice of seats mean you’ll always find the perfect spot on board. If you’re travelling on an Economy Deal, Saver or Classic fare, you can pay to guarantee an Economy Standard seat any time from the moment you book your ticket. Economy Standard seats start from USD 10 to USD 30 depending on the route. As soon as online check-in opens 30 hours before your flight, you can reserve your seat for free. You can book an Economy Standard seat up to one hour before you fly.

If you'd like extra legroom, you can pay to reserve a seat in Economy Space, ranging from USD 30 to USD 180 depending on the route and flight, or even bid to keep up to three nieghbouring seats free.

Pick your seat

Travel insurance

Need travel insurance? Travel Guard will protect you while you're travelling to or within any destination in our network. 

Find out more


Our Unaccompanied Minor service is available for children aged 5 to 17 years old.

Children between the ages of 5 and 11 years can travel with our Unaccompanied Minor service for free when they fly on a normal adult fare.

Children aged 12 to 17 are permitted to travel on their own adult ticket, though you may prefer to pay to use our Unaccompanied Minor service. This service costs US $100 each way on direct flights or US $150 each way for journeys which involve connecting flights.

More about children flying alone


Upgrade your ticket and fly in Business or First. You can pay for an upgrade using your Etihad Guest Miles, place a bid, ask us for an upgrade at the airport or call our contact centre.

Upgrade now

Our partner airlines 

Optional fees may differ if you're flying with one of our partner airlines or on an Etihad Airways codeshare flight (EY*).